6079. China missionaries

CHINA MISSIONARIES. (3). PHILIP, ROBERT.The Life and opinions of the Rev. William Milne, D. D., Missionary to China, illustrated by biographical Annals of the Asiatic missions, from primitive to protestant times; intended as a Guide to missionary spirit. London (John Snow) 1840.
8:o (about 186x117 mm.). (2), (3), iv-v, (3, last blank), (1)-488 pp. Engraved frontispiece (some foxing).
Contemporary brown half calf, worn, gilt spine, redspeckled edges. Some foxing. Ownership inscription dated 1840 in upper margin of title.
Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1756. +

WILLIAMSON, G. R. Memoir of the Rev. David Abeel D. D., late Missionary to China. By his Nephew... New York (Robert Carter) 1848.
Large 12:o (about 190x118 mm.). (3), iv-viii, (1), 10-315, (1 blank), (8, book advertisements) pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait (foxed).
Publisher's black cloth, somewhat worn, spine mended at foot, small damage at head. Throughout foxed. Signatures and inscriptions on endpapers.
Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1774. Compiled from the journal, diary, and correspondence of David Abeel. +

LOCKHART, WILLIAM. The medical Missionary in China. A Narrative of twenty Years' experience. London (Hurst and Blackett) 1861.
8:o (about 218x136 mm.). (5), vi-xi, (1 blank), (1)-404, (1)-13, (3, book advertiements) pp. Coloured lithographed frontispiece (mended tear, foxed).
New boards. Minor foxing. 3 volumes.
Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1807.
William Lockhart (1811-1895) was the second medical missionary to China, sent by the London Missionary Society. In 1844, he opened a Chinese hospital in Shanghai, which he managed till 1857. The present book is a narrative of his experiences there, with information about many aspects of Chinese society, Chinese medicine, craft and manufacturing techniques, and historical events.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).